Back in March, no one had a clue what was on the horizon after Lonzo Ball suddenly cut ties with Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster.
Ball’s decisions came as a direct result of his father’s friend allegedly taking $1.5 million from his accounts.
On the most recent episode of HBO’s The Shop, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard went into greater detail about just how close Foster was to his family and how much it “hurt” to see that Foster took advantage of his mother having a stroke as an opportunity to back-stab the family.
“Yeah, I mean, I’ve known him since I was 12. He was like my second dad. He was way more than that, though … Like, I bought my mom and dad a house — he had a room in there. The media sees — like, the way I feel about it is different. Why I covered the BBB up on my arm. Because when I saw that, I saw him. And that (expletive) just made me so — like I was tight. Because when we looked at the transactions, that (expletive) didn’t start happening until my mom got sick. Because she took care of all the money (expletive). So, that’s what really hurt me. Like, that (expletive) hurt me.
“I don’t even know what I would do if I see him right now. I ain’t seen him. Because when that happened, everything just went off.”
Lonzo was then asked about telling his father for the first time:
“It wasn’t hard. People who see my dad in the media, that’s how they see him. But for me, I could tell him anything. But that’s the first time I would say that I called him and he literally shut up. I would say that … Like, he ain’t talking. He always talks. That’s the first time I was like, ‘No, you need to listen.’ So THAT was hard.”